Friday, 11 September 2009

Melting Pot

Melting Pot is the longest running club celebrating disco and the New York sound in the UK. Since Bill Brewster joined them at the turntables in March 2001, they have had some great nights in various venues including The Riverside Club, Sub Club, The Arches, boat parties in various locations and festivals across Scotland, and now, on the first Saturday of every month at The Admiral on Waterloo Street, Glasgow.

Respect must go to the DJs who have joined residents Andrew Pirie and Simon Cordiner over the past 8 years including: Joe Claussell, David Mancuso, Moodymann, Dimitri From Paris, Billy Woods, DJ Cosmo, Bill Brewster, Greg Wilson, Danny Krivit, Francois Kevorkian, Steve Kotey, Idjut Boys, Daniele Baldelli, Maurice Fulton, Pete Herbert, Ashley Beedle, Strut DJs, Sean P, Jeremy Newall, The Revenge, Andy Blake, Gerard Bell, Tim Sweeney, Optimo DJs, DJ Rahaan, Mark Seven, Kirk Degiorgio, and Al Kent amongst many, many others.

This month Melting Pot pushes the envelope and serves up another debutant in the form of Paul Murphy AKA MUDD. Paul has been DJing since the late ‘80’s and producing for nearly as long! After hooking up with the Idjut Boys at their Phreek night; Paul and friends, Tom Lee and ,Melting Pot favourite, Steve Kotey got to work as Akwaaba releasing a couple of LPs and numerous singles on the Idjut’s labels - including the storming “Jus’ Pilau” which became a Body and Soul classic with Francois K licensing it for his Essential Mix CD.

After Akwaaba disbanded Paul started to work exclusively under his Mudd moniker with some fabulous singles on the American based Rong music, culminating in the rather special Claremont 56 album - which headed more into the Balearic sound that his latter productions would more fully embrace. In 2007 Paul decided to go it alone and set up the Claremont 56 label, an outlet for beautiful Balearic based music, with help from old friends like the Idjut Boys. Not content with just the one label, there is also Sixty Five which has put out some tasty disco edits.

Claremont 56 has been branching out into the compilations market recently, via the “Originals” series, where record collectors extraordinaire, like previous Melting Pot guest Mark Seven, are given free reign to pick the gems from their collections.

Paul even manages to fit in some DJing amongst all this! and a fine one he is too! The more laid back vibe of his productions makes way for what one would expect from an MP guest – music for the dancefloor – with a heavy disco beat!

Mudd play Melting Pot at The Admiral,Glasgow on Saturday 3rd October. This is one not to be missed. Click On Right Hand Arrow To Download...

Mudd Disco by meltingpotglasgow

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